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Frederick John (Fred) Steabben (1870–1944)

Fred Steabben, caricature by Dick Ovenden, 1924

Fred Steabben, caricature by Dick Ovenden, 1924

Labor Call (Melbourne), 13 November 1924, p 7

At the T.H.C. last Thursday night, the President (Mr. J. Sheehan) announced the death of Comrade Steabben, of the Operative Masons' Society, of which he was a member for 55 years. He was, continued Mr. Sheehan, secretary of the union for something like 27 or 28 years, and although he was not a member of the Council he did yeoman service among his members. They learned of his death with deep regret. He had left a record that would live in perpetuity as a pioneer of the Trade Union Movement.

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'Steabben, Frederick John (Fred) (1870–1944)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/steabben-frederick-john-fred-33873/text42433, accessed 27 February 2024.

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Fred Steabben, caricature by Dick Ovenden, 1924

Fred Steabben, caricature by Dick Ovenden, 1924

Labor Call (Melbourne), 13 November 1924, p 7

Life Summary [details]

Birth

1 January, 1870
Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Death

19 May, 1944 (aged 74)
Preston, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

pneumonia

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